Lutz Family CrestThe German surname Lutz is derived from a short form or pet form of Ludwig. In Southern Germany the name is spelled Lütz, and is a short form of the name Luizo, or Liuzo, derived from a Germanic name formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element. The name is first recorded in Bavaria in the 17th Century. The first record of the name in the New World occurs in 1709 when Hans Lutz arrived in New York from Bremen. The name today is also found in the anglicized form Lutes. Today there are approximately 32,000 bearers of the surname Lutz or Lutes living in the US and Canada.

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